Ben graduated as a veterinarian from James Cook University in 2017, winning numerous academic awards during the degree. Since this time at university, Ben’s interest in ophthalmology saw him undertake externships to veterinary ophthalmology centres across Australia, the UK and the USA. Ben was fortunate enough to win an international scholarship in 2018 to allow him to undertake advanced ophthalmology training at North Carolina State University while working at one of Brisbane’s largest veterinary hospitals.
Ben joined the Eye Clinic for Animals as an intern in January 2019, and since this time has published four veterinary journals (as well as having many others in the works) and has been the primary author for the most comprehensive textbook chapter to date on the ophthalmology of marsupial and monotreme species. Ben has also been assisting in teaching students at the University of Sydney their ophthalmology practicals and tutorials since joining the Eye Clinic for Animals.
Ben is currently the resident at Eye Clinic for Animals, and is in training to become a veterinary ophthalmology specialist.
– Infectious keratitis in horses of North Queensland: ex vivo susceptibility patterns for fungal and bacterial species. Australian College of Veterinary Sciences’ Science Week Conference. 2018
– Advanced Tear Film Analysis: establishing normative data for canine ocular surface analysis diagnostic tests. Australian College of Veterinary Sciences’ Science Week Conference. 2019
– A review of qualitative and quantitative tear film disorders in dogs. Australian Veterinary Association VetFest Conference. 2020
– Using optical coherence tomography to determine anterior segment morphology and morphometry in selected Australian reptile species. American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Conference. 2020
– Textbook chapter: “Ophthalmology of Marsupials and Monotremes”, Ophthalmology of Zoo and Wild Animals. 2020 (in press)
– Use of a chronic soft tissue expansion device to facilitate blepharoplasty in a horse with lower lid cicatricial ectropion with a 14 year follow-up. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2020
– Retinal cone photoreceptor distribution of the American Black Bear (Ursus americanus). The Anatomical Record. 2020
– Microsporidial stromal keratitis in a cat. Medical Mycology Case Reports. 2020
– Surgical approach to a nasolacrimal duct atresia in a German Shepherd Puppy. Australian Veterinary Practitioner. 2020
– Patient and tumour factors influencing canine mast cell tumour histological grade and mitotic index. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology. 2019